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Red Norvo

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Aliases
Ken Kenny and His Orchestra
Red Norvo and His Sky Painters
Red Norvo and His Swing Septet
Real name
Kenneth Norville
Born
March 31, 1908
Died
April 6, 1999
Country
United States
IPI
00022567988 1 work
Comments
Jazz vibraphonist and bandleader
Family
Mildred Bailey Wife (1933-1942)
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Covers by Red Norvo

Title Performer Release date Originally by
About a Quarter to Nine Red Norvo featuring Mavis Rivers (Red Norvo, Mavis Rivers) 1990 Unverified
i 1983 Campbell and Burr
April 8, 1997 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Mildred Bailey
April 8, 1997 Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
i 1956 Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Larry Taylor
April 8, 1997 Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1936 Alabama Washboard Stompers – Vocal Chorus by Jake Fenderson
Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey 1942 Unverified
April 8, 1997 Clifton Webb
i 1955 Gerry Mulligan Quartet
i   April 8, 1997 Aida Ward PRF, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra REC,REL
1939 Woody Herman and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Woody Herman
listen on Internet Archive i   March 1946 Belle Baker PRF, Imperial Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Arthur Fields REC
listen on Internet Archive 1939 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by "The Smoothies"
April 1960 Fred Hamm and His Orchestra
i 1956 Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson
i 1957 Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson
listen on Internet Archive   1946 Helen Morgan, Tess Gardella and Norma Terris PRF, Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra REC
i   1953 Red Nichols and His Five Pennies REC,REL, Libby Holman PRF
i   July 1950 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra REC, Fred Astaire BRD
listen on Internet Archive i 1937 The Goofus Five
April 8, 1997 Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May
i 1950 Fats Waller and His Buddies - Vocal Refrain by Orlando Roberson
i 1957 Fats Waller and His Buddies - Vocal Refrain by Orlando Roberson
i Cookin at the Continental The Red Norvo Quintet 1991 Unverified
i   1955 Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra REC,REL, Ben Bernie, Peggy Chamberlain, June O'Dea PRF
  April 8, 1997 Jack Barker [US1] PRF, Jacques Renard and His Orchestra REC
i 1954 Jessie Matthews
i 1983 (unknown)
i 1953 Al Lentz's Dance Orchestra
April 1960 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
February 1950 Mildred Bailey
i   1983 Tom Coakley and His Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by Carl Ravazza REC, The Princeton University Triangle Club PRF
listen on Internet Archive   1965 Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra REC, James Stewart and Eleanor Powell [dubbed by Marjorie Lane] BRD
i 1957 Ray Bolger & Benay Venuta
July 29, 1946 Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
i   1956 Carl Fenton's Orchestra (Walter Haenschen) REC, Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire & Cliff Edwards PRF
i   1983 Carl Fenton's Orchestra (Walter Haenschen) REC, Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire & Cliff Edwards PRF
i 1983 Slim and Slam
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
i   1956 Tamara PRF, Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Miriam Shaw REC
listen on Internet Archive i   1952 Miles Davis and His Orchestra PRF,REC
i 1979 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1946 (unknown performer)
i   1957 Joy Hodges & Austin Marshall PRF, Joe Rines and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Lee Sullivan REC,REL
i 1979 Dolores Gray
listen on Internet Archive i 1935 Bert Stock and His Orchestra
i   1956 Ben Selvin and His Orchestra REC, Russ Columbo BRD
How Can You Forget Red Norvo and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Terry Allen 1938 Unverified
April 1960 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Al Hibbler with Kay Davis
listen on Internet Archive I Can Read Between The Lines Red Norvo and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Terry Allen 1939 Unverified
April 1960 Dolores Valesco
i October 13, 1950 Dolores Valesco
April 1960 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
  April 8, 1997 Julie Andrews, Philippa Bevans REC,REL, Julie Andrews, Philippa Bevans and Cast PRF
i   1957 Marcy Westcott and Richard Kollmar PRF, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Louise Tobin REC,REL
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Bing Crosby
i 1957 Bing Crosby
i 1956 The Piccadilly Players [GB]
i   1956 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain Ramona REC, William Gaxton & Ethel Merman PRF
  April 8, 1997 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain Ramona REC, William Gaxton & Ethel Merman PRF
listen on Internet Archive   February 1939 (unknown), Dick Powell PRF, Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain REC
1958 Ray Noble and His Orchestra featuring Tony Martin
listen on Internet Archive 1938 Henry King and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive i   1936 The Revelers [US1] REC, Beatrice Lillie PRF
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
  1990 Mills Brothers REL, Cab Calloway and The Cabaliers REC
i   1956 Woody Herman and His Orchestra REC, Dick Foran BRD
listen on Internet Archive 1946 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
i I'm Yours The Red Norvo Trio with Tal Farlow and Charlie Mingus 1952 Unverified
listen on Internet Archive July 1939 Tommy Dorsey and His Orch. - Vocal Refrain by Jack Leonard
i   1954 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberly REC, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell and Chorus with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra BRD
  1958 Mildred Bailey and Her Orchestra REC, Evelyn Laye PRF
i   1956 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL, Fred MacMurray & Dorothy Lamour BRD
  April 1960 Peter Cookson - Orchestra conducted by Milton Rosenstock REC,REL, Peter Cookson PRF
listen on Internet Archive 1965 The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey
April 1960 Ink Spots
listen on Internet Archive 1938 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Martha Tilton
1958 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Martha Tilton
June 1938 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1958 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1937 Dick Powell & Alice Faye
i   1957 Aida Ward PRF, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra REC
listen on Internet Archive   1946 Aida Ward PRF, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra REC
i   October 13, 1950 Virginia Bruce BRD, Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra REC
  April 8, 1997 Virginia Bruce BRD, Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra REC
  1938 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Ella Logan - Orchestra under Direction of Alfred Newman BRD
  1958 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Ella Logan - Orchestra under Direction of Alfred Newman BRD
i 1983 Count Basie and His Orchestra
i 1979 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
i   1955 Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orch. – Vocal Refrain by Stuart Allen REC,REL, June Knight & Charles Walters PRF
  April 8, 1997 Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orch. – Vocal Refrain by Stuart Allen REC,REL, June Knight & Charles Walters PRF
i   1938 Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) REC, Lawrence Gray BRD
listen on Internet Archive February 1939 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
i Lester Leaps In The Jazzpickers Featuring Red Norvo (Red Norvo) 1958 Unverified
i   1956 Harold Arlen with Orchestral Acc. Dir. by Ray Sinatra REC, Art Jarrett BRD
listen on Internet Archive   1936 Ginger Rogers BRD, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by Maxine Tappan REC
i 1983 Count Basie and His Orchestra
i 1957 Sam Lanin and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Paul Small
i 1951 Irving Kaufman
  1938 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Kenny Baker [US1] BRD
listen on Internet Archive   1965 Evelyn Herbert PRF, Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Male Quartet REC
i   1954 Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Male Quartet REC, Evelyn Herbert PRF
  April 1960 Evelyn Herbert PRF, Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Male Quartet REC
April 1960 (unknown)
i 1956 George Shearing Quintet
i 1981 George Shearing Quintet
i 1969 Adrian Schubert & His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Harold Van Emburgh
April 8, 1997 Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra - Vocal by Margaret Whiting
i 1951 (unknown)
i   1956 Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra REL, Mitzi Green PRF
i My Ideal The Jazzpickers Featuring Red Norvo (Red Norvo) 1958 Unverified
listen on Internet Archive   1965 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Dan Grisson REC,REL, Billie Haywood PRF
  1958 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Dan Grisson REC,REL, Billie Haywood PRF
i 1981 Gloria Grafton & Donald Novis
i 1983 Gloria Grafton & Donald Novis
i   1981 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird REC, Joan Leslie with Freddie Slack and his Orchestra BRD
listen on Internet Archive i   1950 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Fred Astaire REC, Fred Astaire PRF
  April 8, 1997 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Fred Astaire REC, Fred Astaire PRF
i   1956 Russ Case and His Orchestra with Jimmy Carroll REL, Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra REC
listen on Internet Archive i   1935 Frank Crumit REC, Ina Duncan, Adelaide Hall and Arthur Porter PRF
  April 8, 1997 Lena Horne with Orchestra conducted by Horace Henderson REC,REL, Fred Astaire BRD
April 8, 1997 (unknown), (unknown)
i   1953 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Kenny Baker [US1] BRD
i 1955 Smith Ballew & His Orchestra
i April 8, 1997 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1965 (unknown)
listen on Internet Archive March 1938 (unknown)
i 1955 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Hoagy Carmichael
i 1981 Prince's Band
listen on Internet Archive i   1937 Douglas Stanbury PRF, Adrian Schubert's Salon Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Harold Lambert REC
  May 1938 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Harriet Hillard REC,REL, Harriet Hilliard BRD
  1958 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Harriet Hillard REC,REL, Harriet Hilliard BRD
i   1956 Walter Huston PRF, Walter Huston - Orchestra Conducted by Maurice De Abravanel REC,REL
i   1956 Jack Whiting PRF, Libby Holman REC,REL
April 1960 Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Anita O'Day
i 1954 Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Anita O'Day
1937 Alice Faye
listen on Internet Archive May 1948 Charles Dornberger & His Orch. – Vocal by Dick Robertson
i 1957 Benny Goodman Sextet
i   1953 Winnie Lightner PRF, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra REL
April 1960 Alberta Hunter and Ray's Dreamland Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Alberta Hunter and Ray's Dreamland Orchestra
i Someone to Watch over Me The Jazzpickers Featuring Red Norvo (Red Norvo) 1958 Unverified
i 1957 Art Pepper Quintet
listen on Internet Archive   1946 Helen Jepson REL, Abbie Mitchell PRF, Abbie Mitchell under the direction of George Gershwin REC
listen on Internet Archive i 1950 Stan Hasselgard and His All Star Six
i 1956 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i 1983 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i 1957 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i February 1945 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i 1983 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive October 1937 Willie Farmer and His Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by Shirley Brown
listen on Internet Archive 1939 (unknown)
i   1953 Ethel Merman - Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus REL, Ethel Merman PRF
i   1969 Os Cariocas REL, João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes PRF
  April 8, 1997 Teddy Lynch with Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra REC, Mitzi Green PRF
i   1983 Marion Harris REC, Adele Astaire PRF
listen on Internet Archive   1946 Marion Harris REC, Adele Astaire PRF
i The Man I Love Red Norvo's All Star Sextet (Red Norvo) October 1945 Unverified
i 1981 Isham Jones Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1965 Ethel Waters and The Jazz Masters
i 1983 John Payne & Joan Merrill
listen on Internet Archive   1946 Dorothy Dickson PRF, Turner Layton REC
i February 1945 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
i 1981 Al Bowlly
  1958 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra BRD, Nat Brandwynne and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Maxine Tappan REC
listen on Internet Archive i   1952 Eddie Albert & Marcy Westcott PRF, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Martha Tilton REC, Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Miriam Shaw REL
i   1945 Paul Gregory & Marilyn Miller PRF, New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (Ray Noble) REC,REL
listen on Internet Archive i 1939 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i 1983 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i Under a Blanket of Blue Red Norvo 1952 Unverified
i 1956 Elsie Carlisle
i 1983 Henry Thies and His Hotel Sinton Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Don Dewey
  April 1960 Marilyn Miller and Paul Frawley PRF, Eddie Elkins and His Orchestra REC,REL
i 1956 William Gaxton, Lois Moran and Reporters
i   1958 Norma Terris, Howard Marsh, Charles Winninger & Edna May Oliver PRF, Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra REC,REL
April 8, 1997 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive October 1937 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy - Vocal Chorus by Pha Terrell
i 1969 Bing Crosby
i 1957 Charlie Parker Septet
i 1953 Al Jolson
i   1958 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra REC, Fred MacMurray BRD
  May 1938 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra REC, Fred MacMurray BRD
  1938 Bing Crosby with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra REL, Dick Powell BRD
1938 Henry King and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Carmene Calhoun
i   1957 Jack Albin and His Hotel Pennsylvania Dance Orch. - Vocal Chorus by Bill Coty REC, Adele Astaire & Eddie Foy Jr. PRF
listen on Internet Archive 1939 Ray Noble and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Howard Phillips
i   1956 Hal LeRoy & Eunice Healy PRF, Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orch. - Vocal Refrain by Joey Nash REC

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Always and Always Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey 1938 Brunswick
A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1936 Brunswick
Blue Evening Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1939 Vocalion [US]
Blue Skies - Washboard Blues Red Norvo and His Sky Painters - Yank Lawson and his Dixieland Jazz Band March 1946 V Disc
Cheek to Cheek Red Norvo Trio July 1950 Discovery Records [US1]
Clap Hands (Here Comes Charlie) Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1937 Brunswick
Confessin' Red Norvo and Stuff Smith Quartet 1950 S D Records
Daydreaming (All Night Long) Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey June 1938 Brunswick
Dont Cry, Darling Savannah Churchill with Red Norvo Quintet February 1950 Arco
Honeysuckle Rose Red Norvo and His Swing Octet 1935 Columbia [US]
I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me Red Norvo Trio October 13, 1950 Discovery Records [US1]
I Get Along Without You Very Well Red Norvo and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Terry Allen February 1939 Vocalion [US]
I'll Never Be Free Savannah Churchill and The Red Norvo Quintet November 1949 Arco
Just You, Just Me Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1938 Brunswick
Let Yourself Go Ken Kenny and His Orchestra 1936 Champion [US1]
Little White Lies Red Norvo Trio 1951 Discovery Records [US1]
Love Is Here to Stay Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey 1938 Brunswick
My Love for You Red Norvo and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Terry Allen July 1939 Vocalion [US]
Night and Day Red Norvo Trio 1950 Discovery Records [US1]
Please Be Kind Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey March 1938 Brunswick
Says My Heart Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey May 1938 Brunswick
Slumming on Park Avenue Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey 1937 Brunswick
Snuggled on Your Shoulder (Cuddled in Your Arms) Kay Starr with Dave Cavanaugh's Music featuring Red Norvo's Vibes May 1948 Capitol Records
This Can't Be Love Red Norvo Trio 1952 Discovery Records [US1]
Undecided Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1939 Brunswick
Worried over You Red Norvo and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Mildred Bailey October 1937 Brunswick
You're a Sweet Little Headache Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1938 Brunswick
You're So Desirable Red Norvo and His Orchestra 1939 Vocalion [US]
You Started Me Dreaming Ken Kenny and His Orchestra 1936 Champion [US1]

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